Surface Science Day

Surface Science Day - 11th December 2017

Introduction

A one-day workshop on surface science research will be held at the University of Liverpool on 11th December 2017.  The workshop aims to cover most aspects of surface science research and is accessible to students and post-docs. The format is a full day of invited speakers who are leaders in their fields within Surface Science, with several tea and coffee breaks to promote interaction and cross-fertilization between sub-disciplines. In addition, there is a poster session, for contributed posters from delegates. Student posters are eligible for entry for the poster prize, which will be awarded on the day.

It is a great opportunity for young scientists to establish networks with research leaders for transfer of knowledge and generation of lasting collaborations and friendships. This is the second event of the series. The first one was organised in University of Central Lancashire in 2015We plan for this conference to become a regular event in the north of England.

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Programme

09:00

Coffee, registration

 

 

09:30

Welcome

Rasmita Raval, Director of SSRC

The University of Liverpool

09:35

Tautomerization in single Porphycene molecules on metal surfaces

Mats Persson

The University of Liverpool

10:10

Functionalising metal surfaces

Christopher Baddeley

University of St Andrews

10:45

Coffee

 

 

11:15

Lone pair states at the surfaces of oxides of the post transition metals

Russ Egdell

University of Oxford

11:50

Recent advances in the high resolution characterisation of functional macromolecules at surfaces

Giovanni Costantini

University of Warwick

12:25

Physical and chemical aspects of surface chirality

Stephen John Jenkins

University of Cambridge

13:00

Lunch and poster session

 

 

14:45

Self-organised (C60)m-(Au)n magic number clusters- Specific configurations from non-specific interactions

Quanmin Guo

University of Birmingham 

15:20

Exploring complexity in surface supramolecular arrays

Neil Champness

University of Nottingham

15:55

Surface science dynamics on the femtosecond time scale at Central Laser Facility

Cephise Cacho

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

16:30

Coffee

 

 

17:00

Using surface science techniques to understand the formation of stars and planets

Wendy Brown

University of Sussex

17:35

Understanding oilfield corrosion: a surface science approach

Rob Lindsay

The University of Manchester

18:10

Poster prize and closing

Ronan McGrath, Head of School of Physical Sciences

The University of Liverpool

18:15

Refreshments

 

 

Abstracts

Abstract Booklet - Surface Science Day 2017

Venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the workshop will be held in the Leggate Theatre of the Victoria Gallery & Museum, NOT in the previously announced venue. The Leggate Theatre is located on the second floor (lower level) of the Victoria Gallery & Museum, where there will be a registration desk. Signage will be provided within the venue for guidance. The venue is in a 10-15 walking distance from Liverpool Lime Street train station. Further detail about the venue can be found here.

Visit the university website for more information about visiting the University.

Car Parking

There is no on-site parking at the VG&M but there are several pay and display car parks situated close by.

  •  University of Liverpool Visitor car park situated on Mount Pleasant, next to the Sports Centre : Sat Nav: L35TR OR on Brownlow Street: Sat Nav: L35DA. (£2 for 1 hour, £3 for 2 hours, £6 all day to 5.30pm). Note that these will most likely be full from early morning. Find more about the University car parks  
  •  Mount Pleasant National Car Park (£1 for 1 hour, £4 all day): Sat Nav: L3 5SD.
  •  Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Car Park (£1 for 1 hour, £2 for 2 hours, £5 all day to 6.00pm): Sat Nav: L3 5TQ.

Sponsors

We are grateful that this is possible through the generous sponsorship.

Hiden

 

IOP

 

Scanwel

 

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Windsor Scientific logo

SPECS

Committee

Hem Raj Sharma, the University of Liverpool, H.R.Sharma@liverpool.ac.uk
Joe Smerdon, University of Central Lancashire, JSmerdon@uclan.ac.uk
Karen Syres, University of Central Lancashire, KSyres@uclan.ac.uk
Andrew Thomas, The University of Manchester,  andrew.g.thomas@manchester.ac.uk